Happy Friday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 23 season finale, Dean got it absolutely right when he says, “But even when we’re strong, man things are going to happen. We’re going to make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect but we can get better. Every day we can get better.” While Dean’s words are meant for Jack, it seems like everyone can take a moment to pause and really listen here, including Dean. Mistakes are going to happen and plans are going to go terribly wrong, but what’s important is that the people who support us will stand by us and continue to fight on, even when it seems like all hope is lost. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s season finale, “Let the Good Times Roll,” Michael and Lucifer make their way back into the real world and prove to be a greater threat than we thought possible. Meanwhile, Jack contemplates leaving earth to spend some quality time with his father, Lucifer, and Dean teams up with Michael in a way you may not expect. My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 23 season finale are:
Dean talks about retirement.
In the beginning of the episode, Dean takes a moment to think about what life would be like once all the evil is gone. While it seems like a fantasy, you never really know which battle is going to be the ultimate one. Perhaps thinking about time on a beach with a Hawaiian shirt is the way to go, especially when you are surrounded by chaos constantly. Sam seems doubtful that Dean will ever truly retire from hunting, but Dean says he will if the world is safe. While one can only hope that our favorite brothers can finally kick back and relax, the threat is nowhere near over just yet.
Dean gives Jack a pep talk.
We know that the Winchester brothers have a real knack for giving pep talks, but Jack is in desperate need of some guidance. Dean talks to him about the importance of sticking together even when things happen and tells Jack that he is family and that they look after their own. Even though Lucifer is Jack’s biological father, Sam, Dean, and Castiel have been the guiding forces in his life and remind him what family is truly about. Jack has been blaming himself for hurting others and when his friend, Maggie shows up dead, the guilt continues to overwhelm him. While not everything that happens can be fixed, Jack desperately wants to be able to reverse the evil around him. However, that starts with Daddy Dearest.
“Like Star Wars?”
Lucifer shows up and Jack does not believe what he sees, as Sam told him that Michael killed him. Lucifer tries to twist everything yet again and informs Jack that Sam is the one who left him behind. He manipulates his son by telling him that he’s here for him and suggests that Jack really needs him. Lucifer further explains that “humans are limited and fragile,” reminding Jack that he will never truly fit in here. He offers Jack the chance to go somewhere else and start over so that Jack can live his life for himself. Jack’s comparison of this to Star Wars lightens the mood but is actually pretty accurate, as he thinks about what life could be like “in a galaxy far, far away.” While the idea is certainly tempting, Jack will soon realize that you can’t just run away and abandon the people you love.
“This is the end of everything.”
While Sam and Dean are attacked by Michael, Sam sends a prayer Jack’s way, hoping that he will be able to hear them. Jack saves them and turns the tables on Lucifer when he forces him to tell the truth and learns that he is responsible for all of this and was the one who killed Maggie in the first place. I mean he also did bring her back from the dead, but does anyone really stay dead on this show? Jack tells Lucifer he is not his father and calls him a monster, finally making the right decision for himself. Lucifer tells him that he’s too much like his mother and slashes his throat, as he absorbs Jack’s power. After a blinding light consumes them, they are transported out of there and Sam has accidentally “hitched a ride.” Michael explains that with Jack’s power, Lucifer is too strong for anyone to stop and that the world will be destroyed.
Dean makes the ultimate sacrifice.
A quick flashback to earlier episodes reminds us that Dean was destined to be Michael’s vessel in the same way that Sam was destined to be Lucifer’s. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up to date on all of this information so I was happy for the reminder. Dean offers himself as Michael’s vessel or “sword” so that he can obtain the strength he needs to take down Lucifer. This is a dangerous option but he doesn’t really have a choice, as he knows that Lucifer will kill Sam and Jack. He tells Michael that this is a one-time thing and makes a deal, reminding him that “you’re the engine but I’m behind the wheel.” Just as Jack is about to sacrifice himself to save Sam, Dean/Michael bursts in, showing off his new wings. They kill Lucifer, but I have to wonder if he is really dead, as we know that our favorite devil has a habit of returning even though he is unwanted. Plus with Crowley gone, Lucifer has been providing us with some laugh out loud moments so I’m hoping he is not truly gone for good. Dean is happy that the plan was a success and reemphasizes the teamwork here. Unfortunately, Michael double crosses him and goes against their deal. He takes over Dean’s body and leaves Sam and Jack. At the end of the finale, we see Dean/Michael with glowing eyes, walking the streets. While we are unsure of where he is or what his plans are, we know that he will not be letting his new vessel go without a fight. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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